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By secure_lockdown ·
Hi, does anyone know why OSDL does not work on BSD and only exclusively on Linux?

Their web site does not really explain and it's very vague.

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Wrong acronym

by stress junkie In reply to OSDL & BSD

This is part of how excessive use of acronyms hinders communication.

Quoting from the OSDL web site at page:

"What is OSDL?

The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is a non-profit resource lab for open source developers that provides equipment and infrastructure to large-scale Linux enabling technology projects to support enterprise and telecom applications.

What is the long-term goal of OSDL?

OSDL is a catalyst for the evolution of Linux; with the lab's support, we want to expand the capability of Linux in the data center."

Check the OSDL web site for more information:

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by secure_lockdown In reply to Wrong acronym

but they are called the "Open Source Development Lab". don't they want to expand "Open Source" in the enterprise? Aren't the *BSD's and development work on them considered "Open Source"?

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by apotheon In reply to

Yes, the BSD license is an "open source" license, according to OSI. As far as I'm aware, OSDL was formed as a Linux-related organization, and the name "Open Source Development Labs" was chosen after the idea of supporting (primarily) Linux was conceived.

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by Jaqui In reply to correct

it's the home of Linux creator Linux Torvalds.
so I doubt they will actually port to bsd any time soon.

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by jquadr In reply to OSDL & BSD

BSD is older beast, and BSD aint Linux or vice visa. I guess it'll be
ported to BSD later.

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